Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is in a statistical tie with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in Utah, according to a new poll from the state.
The state-wide poll, released by Mormon-owned Deseret News, found that Trump and Clinton are tied at 26 percent, and McMullin, who has been campaigning for only two months, garnered 22 percent.
The poll proves that McMullin, whose home state is Utah, is within striking distance of winning Utah.
If that were to happen, he would be the first independent candidate to win electoral votes in almost a half century.
The Utah poll suggests that McMullin and Johnson are taking votes from both Trump and Clinton, likely hurting Trump more given the deep-red roots of Utahans.